Dilemma! Can I #write in more than one #genre?

I feel like smashing my head against the drywall. I’m trying to establish myself as an author, I have lots of ideas for short stories and novels. I have written many, many stories in both the horror and thriller genre.

However, book publishing world dictates that you should only write in one genre until you’re established enough to jump between them.

But, I want to write menacing horror stories, chilling ghost stories and teeth gritting thriller stories and publish them to my readership as me, not as me and two other aliases or pen names.

Every blog and article on the subject says: No! Stick to one genre, and if your are going to hop between, you must use a pen name and write in disguise.

Surely this only applies to those who wish to flip from horror to erotica and from suspense to rom com?

Please tell me your thoughts and beliefs, I would love to know!


#Readers & #Bloggerswanted

I’m astounded at how my blog following continues to grow. I’m grateful for the loyal and continuous readers & “Likers”.

It was only a year ago I started this blog. Over 100 posts, 2000+ likes & 477 followers later, here I am, asking for more.

If you like what you read and share my thoughts or imagination, follow me & I’ll show my gratitude by reading & liking your posts and following your blog.

My aim: To be at 600 likes by August end.

Thanks to the WordPress community.

It’s tough to be a #Blogger

How could you describe it?

A fun roller coaster ride? An exciting daily dose of the unknown? The most complex paradox of your known existence? A HUGE pain in the ass?

If you’re anything like me, it’s most probably all of the above.

Good days and bad days. Great days and amazing days. Ok to almost bugger all days.

It’s a tough, hard slog. You must ensure your content is current, fresh, consistent and most of all interesting. You have to work at it everyday and remind your readers why they agreed to follow you in the first place.

Don’t ever get hung up on the peaks and troughs of your stats. Focus on your content and your readers. After all, that’s why you signed up.


Was I really born to just to work & pay bills?

As I inhaled the steam from my morning coffee, the post thumped onto the floor. Bills, bills, bills.

As I sat back in the seat of my car a very familiar sound chirped from the dash area. Fuel warning. Spend, spend, spend.

As I chomped on my sandwhich while on my lunch break, my iPhone rang with an unfamiliar number. Stupidly, I answered. “You owe, you owe, you owe”.

As I mind my own business while working, annoying, oblivious colleagues wave work group lottery tickets, sweepstakes & leavers cards in my face. Money, money, money.

As I make my way home, I pull into the supermarket for essentials & toiletries. Cash, cash, cash.

As I cook my dinner on the gas, run my laundry, load the dishwasher, turn on the heating & undress out of my work clothes, I step into the shower. Costs, costs, costs.

Time for bed.

Time to get up.